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"In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice. But in practice, there is."

Yogi Berra (1925 - present)



 

"It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light."

Aristotle (384 BC - 322 BC)

 

Dear All

I've suffered with anxiety and panic for over 15 years. I've avoided travelling, job opportunities and relationships, all because I didn't feel good enough. Over this time my world had completely shrunk and I felt invisible. For the last 18 months I have taken the most extraordinary journey with Reach. Two things have made the greatest impact on me - N.O.S.E. and The Story of Health. It was the simplicity of their messages that really grabbed my attention. They were both so obvious once I heard them and yet I'd never come across anything quite like them before. Once I got the concept of N.O.S.E. I became obsessive about it because I really could see that the more I 'named and owned' my stuff the more my mind was set free. As a result I've started to travel (no where elaborate but at least  I'm not imprisoned by my four walls). I'm forming new relationships and applying for positions I never would have felt worthy of.  I owe the Reach Approach so much and I'm now busy building my life on the principles of The Story of Health.  This work has really changed my life and I would encourage those of you looking for help to look in this direction. 

D. Gordon

 

"Do the thing you fear and the death of fear is certain."

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

 



“In meditation it is possible to dive deeper into the mind, to a place where there is no disturbance and there is absolute solitude. It is at this point in the profound stillness that the sound of the mind can be heard”

A.E.I Falconar (1926 - Present)



My wife and I were having some problems in our marriage and had never even considered counselling but a friend suggested Reach to us in the end as we couldn’t seem to find any common ground on our own we thought it would be worth giving it a go. Even though we are still working on some of our issues it became clear to us both very early on in the process that what we had thought the problems were, in fact were only the symptoms and by looking deeper into ourselves and understanding how our pasts were pushing into our everyday lives, over and over again, we could see the cause and effect very clearly. We have both really appreciated the practical suggestions we’ve received which have enabled us to actually change our behaviour with each other and break out of patterns that seemed to have beaten us for years. You may be in the same position as we were, thinking that counselling isn’t really for you but I can certainly say that our experience has opened our eyes and definitely saved our marriage.

John Peterson



"I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have."

Thomas Jefferson (1743- 1826)



 

I am 75 years old and I've just realised, over the last few days, that I am injuring myself with my own thoughts! My current illness has been made worse by the way I think. I can't tell you of the relief I've had as this has dawned on me. For the first time in my life I realise that my health and well-being are determined by my thoughts. I can either heal or damage myself just by the way I think. Easton's support and kindness has helped change my life. I'm feeling great knowing that my health is in my own hands. Thank you, thank you, thank you. The things that have helped me the most  have been mirror work and two CDs, Heal Thyself and The Path of Least Resistance. They are well worth a listen. Hope this is of some use to some one looking for help. 

Mary Paige

 

 

"You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give."

Kahlil Gibran (1883 - 1931)



Reach has been a lifeline to me over the last 2 years. I had nowhere to turn and no one who I felt was interested enough to listen to my story. I realised I was deeply depressed and probably had been since I was a child. I have not finished the work yet but  little by little I know I am moving in the right direction. The depression has faded and I can see there is a future for me. My relationships with my children have blossomed and I know will only get better, the better I get. My marriage is still in a sticky situation but I at least have hope that this too can improve. My dependence on medication has ended and slowly I'm taking back control of my life. For me, being heard has been the most important thing. I really feel like Jo cares. She has been thoughtful and  attentive and this has helped me find my inner strength. I hope my words will be of some use to you as you read them. 

T. Hood

 

 

 

"Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear".

Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)

 



We Sow, We Reap

Know this truth, have no doubt
Whatever we put in we get out
Whatever we sow we will reap
Know this truth the universe will keep

Action equals reaction, we take, we should give
Remember the principle by which we live
Take heed of this maxim that’s sure and true:
Whatever you do comes right back to you

If we sow negativity we reap discouragement
If we sow neglect we reap disconnectedness
If we sow anger we reap hate
If we sow oppression we reap retaliation

If we sow anxiety we reap fear
If we sow deceit we reap distrust
If we sow mistrust we reap disbelief
If we sow disenchantment we reap disillusionment

But…

If we sow hope we reap optimism
If we sow encouragement we reap confidence
If we sow happiness, we reap joy
If we sow potential we reap possibilities

If we sow acceptance we reap contentment
If we sow positive affirmations we reap self worth
If we sow affection we reap warmth
If we sow acknowledgement we reap appreciation


If we sow dedication we reap commitment
If we sow empathy we reap understanding
If we sow tolerance we reap patience
If we sow tenderness we reap compassion

If we sow peace we reap harmony
If we sow kindness we reap generosity
If we sow goodness we reap virtue
If we sow love we ultimately reap truth

Anon



Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful and committed citizens can change the world…. It’s the only thing that ever has.

Margaret Mead (1901 - 1978)

 



There Is No December Here

God has kept me beautiful for a reason.

But I feel so anxious!! I’m trying to console myself with ‘Feel the Fear and do It Anyway’. This conflicts with my truth ‘I’m crap with courage’ torn like a ripped sheet, asking how do I mend it securely without the seam showing?

If the seam is visible maybe it represents growth and maturity?

Can I show my seam to the world without appearing weakened and vulnerable? I know if a seam is further traumatized it is never able to fully recover without cutting it out and starting again. The difficulty may be that the garment no longer fits its occupier as it is now shrunken and reduced!!

Maybe it’s worth the risk, as I will never know if I would make it unless I try.

I return to anxiety! And again console myself with there is no December here; this is my position; I remain scared, even petrified; yet I lean on the faith that all is well with me. My eyes fill up…

Paulette Haughton




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Contributions Page introduction....

Reach began its unique way of working in 1990. Since that time we have touched literally thousands of people’s lives through our individual work, work with couples, families, groups and countless workshops. We have produced in that time 100s of written resources and over 30 audio and visual recordings and these have travelled across the world, largely driven by personal recommendation. They have also brought immeasurable change to many. On these pages is a snap-shot of what people have thought, felt and gained from their therapeutic contact with us via the various media we offer.

Also included on this page are some inspirational thoughts and writings from those clients, borne of their personal journeys with Reach.  We've also added insightful quotes from some of the great minds both past and present.

We hope you too will be inspired....